Utah Jazz vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 10/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Milwaukee Bucks (1-0) vs. Utah Jazz (1-0)
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5
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The Utah Jazz and Milwaukee Bucks meet Wednesday in NBA preseason action at the Fiserv Forum.
The Utah Jazz look for another victory after cruising in their preseason opener against Adelaide. The Utah Jazz are averaging 133 points on 54.5 percent shooting and allowing 81 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Tony Bradley is averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds while Jeff Green is averaging 16 points and two rebounds. Nigel Williams-Goss is the third double-digit scorer and Royce O'Neale is dishing six assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 60 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 21.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 55 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won each of their last 11 preseason games.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for another victory after beating up on the Chicago Bulls. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 122 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 37.8 percent shooting. Frank Mason is averaging 14 points and three rebounds while Robin Lopez is averaging 14 points and five rebounds. Brook Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Dragon Bender is grabbing seven rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 59 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of their last six preseason games.
The Jazz are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 Wednesday games. The under is 7-3 in Jazz last 10 Wednesday games and 4-1 in Jazz last 5 overall. The Bucks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Jazz are 25-8 ATS in the last 33 meetings. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Milwaukee and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I was going to side with the Milwaukee Bucks, but then I remembered that the Utah Jazz have won 11 straight preseason games. The Jazz haven't lost a preseason game since October of 2016 when George Hill was leading the show and playing 25 minutes. The Milwaukee Bucks looked good in their preseason opener and probably get the job done at home here. However, from a betting standpoint and where the value is at, it's with the Jazz and the points given what they've done during this streak. If it's not broke, don't fix it.